Martha Maria Freeman, 83, died May 17, 2012. Born December 14, 1928 to Philipp and Katharina Hofmann in Hanau am Main, Germany. She survived WWII and came to the United States with her young German daughters in 1956 as the wife of Thomas R. Freeman, who was in the United States Army. Martha was especially proud when she became a US Citizen while stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska. Martha and her family lived the military life - moving from New Jersey, where her third daughter was born, to Virginia, Alaska and twice to Arizona with a final posting in 1962. Martha was a legal secretary in Sierra Vista for several years until 1970 when the family moved to Tucson. She retired after a career with the Tucson Federal Credit Union from 1970 to 1994. She is survived by daughters Diana Edwards (John) and Sharon Freeman-Dobson (Mitchell) both of Tucson, and daughter Lillian "Kathy" Hensley (Billie) of El Paso, Texas; and grandchildren Christopher Dobson and Allison Edwards. Through the years Martha enjoyed frequent trips to visit friends and relatives in Germany, but most of all she enjoyed her cats. Martha was widowed in 1990. And though her health steadily declined after a hip fracture in 2000, she continued to keep in weekly touch with her sister in-law, Ann "Sis" Freeman of Tustin, CA. The family is especially grateful to the residents and staff of Mt. Shadows for the kindness and care that helped to make her last two years as comfortable and secure as possible. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.